WiW: The Bridge across the Chasm

Monday, February 21st, 2011 at 6:53 am

The Week in Words

A stone of stumbling.

A rock of offense.

The only way to God the Father
is through Jesus Christ the Son.

“I sought the way to get the strength to be able to enjoy You, but I did not find it until I embraced
the mediator between God and men,
The man Christ Jesus,
who is above all things, God forever blessed;
He who cries out and says,
I am the way and the truth and the life;
who mixes with flesh the food that I was to weak to receive–
for the Word became flesh
so that Your wisdom, through which you created all things
might nourish us in our infancy like milk.”

~St. Augustine Confessions

Augustine wanted Jesus to be just a man or simply God. Jesus as God incarnate, fully God and fully man, scared him.

Yet try as he might to bridge the chasm between he and God, Augustine found that the only sufficient bridge is Christ, the Incarnate Son of God.

“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one come to the Father except by Me.”

~John 14:6

Don’t forget to take a look at Barbara H’s meme “The Week in Words”, where bloggers collect quotes they’ve read throughout the week.

Reader Comments (2):

  1. Barbara H. says:

    It’s amazing how we tend to pull back in fear from the very One we need. That books is one I’ve thought I really need to get to some time.

  2. “…the only sufficient bridge is Christ, the Incarnate Son of God.”

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